Ilford MP Lee Scott quits front bench role over tuition fees

ILFORD North MP Lee Scott this afternoon quit his front bench role in the coalition government over his stance on the tuition fees vote.

Speaking exclusively to the Recorder Mr Scott said his decision to abstain from this afternoon’s vote on bringing in tuition fees had made his position on the front bench as Parliamentary Private Secretary for Transport Minister Philip Hammond untenable.

“I am a member of a governing party and I have gone against it,” said Mr Scott. “I am now on the back benches and I will fight for what I believe in.”

The vote in the Commons is currently going ahead, the result of which will be shortly.

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